GRAND DESIGNS, Lifestyle Channel, 8.30pm
ANOTHER terrific episode of Grand Follies has Lysette and Nigel fighting a three-year battle to erect a cutting-edge home on the banks of the Thames, that’s completely out of character with everything else. There are massive cost blowouts, their architect disap- pears two days after they knock down the existing house on the site, and the construction requires pumping 43,000 litres of water a day out of their foundations. Kevin McCloud is terrific at weaving a narrative out of these long projects. The couple’s perseverance results in a beautiful, yet expensive house. Which the neighbours hate.